First Jolla Sailfish OS smartphone arrives this month


Ready for a break from the iOSes and Androids of the world? Have you seen what the mobile landscape offers and desire something new? There have been a number of companies attempting to freshen things up with a new platform, and while we’ve seen the arrival of a few, no one’s really been a game-changer just yet. Back in May, Jolla announced its first Sailfish OS smartphone, with plans to get the device into the hands of users before the end of the year. Today, we learn exactly how that’s going to happen, getting word that the Jolla phone hits stores on November 27.

The phone’s specs have gotten locked-down in the months since it was first announced: we’re looking at a 4.5-inch qHD display, dual-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage (expandable), an 8MP camera (2MP front-facer), and a replaceable 2100mAh battery. That will set you back what works out to about $540.

Finland gets Jolla first, with plans for support through local carrier DNA. There are definitely some interesting things the company’s going with this phone – like the “other half” accessory-laden swappable backs – but that price isn’t too competitive, especially in the light of this week’s Moto G launch. We’d love to see Sailfish OS take off, so we’re still hoping Jolla finds itself the public support it needs.

Source: Jolla (Twitter)
Via: GSM Arena

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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